Your tooth enamel plays an important role in giving your teeth the necessary hardness to process the foods you eat, while also helping to protect the sensitive core structures within. When tooth enamel is gradually demineralized by poor oral hygiene habits, and acidic beverages it can lead to issues with tooth decay and increasing tooth sensitivity.
As tooth enamel demineralized continues to progress it could also weaken the bond of your dental fillings. Weakened tooth enamel could also leave your teeth at increased risk of chips and significant dental fractures.
It’s also worth noting that fluoride can help strengthen tooth enamel to restore some of its original strength. One easy way to do this is to have a professional fluoride treatment administered by a dentist like Dr. Greg Ortman.
This mode of treatment can quickly bolster some of the mineral density of your tooth enamel. Afterward he might recommend brushing your teeth with a fluoridated toothpaste as well as making simple improvements to your daily oral hygiene habits. If there are additional concerns about the mineral strength of your tooth enamel, he might also provide you with a prescription for fluoride supplements.
If you live in the Lafayette, Indiana, area and you have concerns about the strength of your teeth, you should call 765-447-0322 to schedule a dental checkup at Ortman Family Dentistry.